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Choosing the Right Wine for your Dinner Party


As we all know, no dinner party is complete without the perfect bottle of wine. So, you’ve impressed your guests with your table décor and your cooking skills– but what about your choice of wine? It’s easy to just pick a cheap bottle or maybe you’ve forked out for that expensive one that you think will get you extra marks but it’s not necessarily that simple.

Believe it or not, wine pairing is a science and there are wines that should be paired with certain food types to make the most of your meal. We know this all sounds very complicated, so we’ve put together a quick guide to get make sure that you are in the know and your next dinner party goes off with a bang! Make sure you keep reading to find out where to store your wine if you want it to age well.

 

South African church celebrates alcohol by hosting its service at a tavern


The Gabola Church is not your average church. Dressed in a red robe and a gold-trimmed bishop’s miter, the clergyman pours whiskey into his cupped hand and anoints the forehead of the man sitting before him.

 

Damn Delicious Red Thai Coconut Curry Chicken Thighs


Make your favourite Thai take-out dish right at home! The leftover sauce is also perfect to spoon over rice for another meal!

 

Own winter with Van Ryn’s brandy and NOMU hot chocolate


Fight off the winter chill in the most decadent way with hot drinking chocolate and fine brandy cocktails, while raising a toast to World Chocolate Day on 7 July.

 

The House of Martell Launches Martell Cognac VS Single Distillery In South Africa


Martell Cognac, the oldest of the world’s great cognac houses, has launched a new expression – the Martell Cognac VS Single Distillery in South Africa. This is the first VS cognac distilled from a single source to be produced by the House of Martell.

 

De Wetshof Chardonnays Strike Top Scores in Wine Spectator


Two of De Wetshof classic Chardonnays both notched up scores of 93pts in the April edition of the Wine Spectator Insider. Renowned judge James Molesworth bestowed these points on the De Wetshof Finesse 2017 (Lesca, in the USA) as well as for the Estate’s flagship Bateleur Chardonnay 2016.

 

Advini acquires a majority share of Stellenbosch Vineyards


Owner of L’Avenir (68 ha), Le Bonheur (165 ha) and the majority shareholder in Ken Forrester Vineyards, AdVini is consolidating its presence in South Africa.

 

Suzanne Vega To Perform At The National Arts Fest


Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega is set to perform at the 2018 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown from 7-8 July 2018. Vega is expected to present a series of 'up close and personal' concerts.

 

Geometry And Art: Sacred Patterns That Underlie The World


Gordon Froud?s latest digital exhibition is a fascinating study of geometry?s complex role in everyday life, writes Edward Tsumele

 

International Travel: Spain, A Beautiful Passion


With its characteristic mix of old and new, energy and calm, Spain is full of beautiful contrasts. With seventeen autonomous regions, Spain is as varied as it is beautiful. Art-lovers will be in their

 

These Are Officially The 15 Best Wine Labels In South Africa – Featuring Rabbits, A Flying Pig, And Women On Fish


“You have to constantly raise your game to stay in business.”

 

The Big Dreams Of Skinny Sbu


A sock collector from a tender age, Sibusiso Ngwenya started his own homegrown accessories brand, Skinny Sbu Socks, with just R70, his mother's encouragement and the desire to be Africa's answer to To

 

Tuk Tuk Microbrewery Spices Things Up With New Menu


The Tex Mex themed Tuk Tuk Microbrewery, located in vibey main street Franschoek, has introduced some mouth watering new menu editions.

 

Partner Content: Not Just Burgers And Lobsters Anymore At This Bree Street Favourite


 

Sneaker Exchange (sxc) Returns To Cape Town


The 2018 Sneaker Exchange (SXC) will be held at the Cape Town Cruise Terminal, V&A Waterfront in Cape Town on Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 11am to 7pm.

 

Today In History: The Coca-cola Company Announces The Release Of Future Failure ‘new Coke’


Unaware of the failure it would experience, the Coca-Cola Company announced that they would release a new version of their signature Coke product on this day, 33 years ago.

 

5 Reasons You Despise Some Ingredients (but Can?t Stop Eating Others)


 

Lebanese Jazz Band Praed To Perform In Sa, Zimbabwe


Lebanese avant-garde experimental jazz band Praed has embarked on a tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe from 21 April-1 May 2018.

 

Global Gardens Group– U.s. Distribution Increases


Veggemo Now Sold in 125 Shop Rite LocationsVANCOUVER, April 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - GLOBAL GARDENS GROUP INC. (THE...

 

Once Upon A Time – Food Inspired By Literature


Chef Rudi Liebenberg creates four beautiful dishes inspired by food found in books we love.

 

Avondale Estate Experimenting With Qvevri Clay Winemaking Pots


Sustainable wine that's not harmful to the environment? Sign us up!

 

Caroline Leisegang To Return To Circa On Jellicoe In May


South African classical musician Caroline Leisegang is set to perform at the Circa on Jellicoe gallery in Johannesburg on 10 May 2018.

 

Kaizer Chiefs Appoint Patrick Mabedi As Interim Coach


Kaizer Chiefs have appointed Patrick Mabedi as interim coach to replace Steve Komphela for the remainder of the 2017/2018 season? the club announced on Monday.

 

Bar News


Diageo Reserve GB has brought back the limited-edition Summer Colada for Cîroc vodka, supported by recommendations for simple serves and cocktails.

 

First-year Achievement Awards


The Vice-Rector Learning and Teaching, Prof Arnold Schoonwinkel, hosted the First-Year Achievement Awards event for the top achieving first-year students of 2017. The event also highlights the role th

 

Jawbox Gin Hoping To Take Bite Out Of Us Drinks Sector


After just two years of trading, Jawbox Gin is gearing up to enter the US market, according to founder Gerry White.

 

Glenfiddich Experimental Dinner At Ides


Match modern Australian cuisine with modern Scottish whisky.

 

Plastic Taints Most Bottled Water, Study Finds


Tiny bits of plastic contaminated nearly every tested sample of bottled water from nine countries. Whether ingesting the plastic might pose some risk remains unknown.

 

Now There Are Over 101 Ways To See Cape West Coast


West Coast Way launches new Cape Way sightseeing route.

 

Action Bronson Doesn’t Want Anything To Do With Your Rainbow Bagel


We spoke with Action Bronson about his favorite food destinations, the importance of a good bodega, and his newest book.

 
 

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